Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:10 AM on November 14, 2018  Comments Off on Top recruit Maxey officially signs with Kentucky
Nov 142018
 

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Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey became the first recruit in the class of 2019 to officially sign with Kentucky on Wednesday, the first day of the national early signing period.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Texas — signed with the Cats during a special ceremony at his high school. He was also UK’s first commitment for the 2019 class, giving his pledge in early May. Maxey is the No. 10 overall player in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

UK confirmed the signing Wednesday afternoon.

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Kahlil Whitney projected as top-10 NBA Draft pick

 Posted by at 10:10 AM on October 12, 2018  Comments Off on Kahlil Whitney projected as top-10 NBA Draft pick
Oct 122018
 

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ESPN revealed its first NBA mock draft for 2020 on Friday morning, and the top end of those projections includes several UK recruits.

Class of 2019 commitment Kahlil Whitney comes in as the No. 7 overall pick, and he’s joined in the top 10 by UK recruiting targets James Wiseman (No. 1), Cole Anthony (No. 2), Jaden McDaniels (No. 3) and Isaiah Stewart (No. 6). Other UK targets included in ESPN’s mock draft include Matthew Hurt (No. 16), Vernon Carey (No. 22) and current class of 2020 recruit N’Faly Dante (No. 37).

Tyrese Maxey, another UK commitment, is No. 22 on ESPN’s list, which also includes current Wildcats Ashton Hagans (No. 36) and Nick Richards (No. 46).

ESPN’s most recent mock draft for 2019 included Keldon Johnson and PJ Washington as first-round picks.

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UK’s Kahlil Whitney rises in 2019 basketball rankings

 Posted by at 11:18 AM on August 22, 2018  Comments Off on UK’s Kahlil Whitney rises in 2019 basketball rankings
Aug 222018
 

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UK’s two five-star commitments for the class of 2019 both moved up in the latest basketball recruiting rankings from 247Sports released Wednesday morning.

Kahlil Whitney — a 6-foot-7 wing from Chicago — jumped eight spots all the way to No. 6 overall in the new rankings. Point guard Tyrese Maxey, who committed to the Cats during the spring, moved up three spots to No. 10 overall.

UK’s in-state commitment, Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen, stayed relatively put at No. 84 overall, just one spot down from the previous update. All three of those players will be eligible to officially sign with UK in November.

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Measurements of UK recruits at major Nike camp

 Posted by at 3:48 PM on August 9, 2018  Comments Off on Measurements of UK recruits at major Nike camp
Aug 092018
 

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Several of UK’s top basketball recruiting targets are in Los Angeles this week for the Nike Skills Academy, an event loaded with talent from the 2019 and 2020 classes.

National recruiting analyst Andrew Slater tweeted a copy of the measurements from the Academy on Thursday, and it includes some impressive numbers.

UK’s newest commitment — Chicago wing Kahlil Whitney — has often been listed at 6-6, but he measured at 6-7.5 with a 6-10.5 wingspan, big numbers for a perimeter player. UK point guard commitment Tyrese Maxey is also at the Nike Skills Academy and measured at 6.2-5 with a 6.5.5 wingspan.

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Five-star recruit schedules official visit to Kentucky

 Posted by at 4:31 PM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on Five-star recruit schedules official visit to Kentucky
Jul 242018
 

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The UK buzz continues for five-star basketball prospect Kahlil Whitney, who now has an official visit scheduled for Lexington.

ESPN national analyst Paul Biancardi reported Tuesday that Whitney will visit Kentucky on Aug. 3-5 — less that two weeks from now — as momentum continues to go in the Wildcats’ favor. Earlier this week, several national recruiting analysts logged pro-UK predictions on Whitney’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

The 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago is ranked No. 14 overall in the 2019 class.

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More buzz for basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney to UK

 Posted by at 12:14 AM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on More buzz for basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney to UK
Jul 242018
 

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Five-star wing Kahlil Whitney has had a UK scholarship offer for less than a week, but the momentum continues to quickly build in the Wildcats’ favor.

National recruiting analysts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer both logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Cats on Whitney’s 247Sports page Monday, and Evan Daniels logged a UK pick Tuesday, joining national analyst Brian Snow, who recorded a UK prediction for Whitney shortly after he picked up the Kentucky offer Friday.

Whitney — a 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago — averaged 21.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on the Nike circuit during the spring, shooting 38 percent from three-point range. He is expected to visit UK sometime soon.

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UK extends offer to five-star wing in 2019 class

 Posted by at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2018  Comments Off on UK extends offer to five-star wing in 2019 class
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Five-star basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney says he has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

Whitney — a 6-foot-6 wing player in the class of 2019 — told Scott Burgess of Prep Hoops on Friday that he has picked up the UK offer. “It was great. Coach Cal reached out to me after one of my games at the Peach Jam Invitational and talked to me. He wants to get me on campus soon. So, yeah, it was cool.”

Calipari also watched Whitney play at an event in Wisconsin on Friday night. The Chicago native now plays his high school ball in New Jersey and is the No. 14 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. He expects to cut his list to eight school sometime soon, and he wants to make an early decision and sign with the school of his choice in November.

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